Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare has announced it is outsourcing 98 of its IT employees to a company called DXC Technology.
The affected IT employees work in areas such as computer support, internet access and system administration. Another 260 employees working in cybersecurity, onsite support, telehealth and the data center
will not be affected by the change.
“As a healthcare provider that is not in the business of developing IT solutions, Intermountain has found it makes sense to partner with highly efficient and effective companies such as DXC to perform certain IT tasks,” said Marc Probst, chief information officer for 22-hospital Intermountain, in a prepared statement. “The partnership with DXC offers cost-effective IT solutions within the healthcare industry, as well as access to an extensive network with expertise in technology management.”
According to a story in the Deseret News, “the change comes as Intermountain continues to undergo a systemwide restructuring that dissolved some regional administrators’ positions late last year and will move 2,300 billing and scheduling employees to a company called R1 RCM next month.”
Intermountain made the following points about the transition:
• No Utah jobs are being lost. All affected employees will receive a job offer from Virginia-based DXC with a continuation of employment for at least a year.
• Employees who accept the job offer will transfer to DXC. Many will continue to work on Intermountain projects, but some will do work for other DXC clients.
• For any employee not wanting to transfer to DXC, Intermountain will make a placement agency available to help them find other jobs.